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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Exploring Creativity with Jikei COM Japanese Students

Nov 22, 2013
Spotlight Category: College

Jikei COM Japanese Students

On October 12, 2013, Otis hosted 220 Japanese college students from Jikei COM—a consortium of schools from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sendai—for a daylong program on the American approach to creativity and problem solving. Exploring Creativity, now in its third year, is a collaboration between Digital Media and Continuing Education. The jam-packed day included workshops focused on developing creativity through drawing, improvisation, idea generation, and brainstorming; interactions between Otis and Japanese students; and a panel discussion highlighting alumni. The program’s success resulted in a 38% increase in attendees, with a record number of first-year college participants.

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